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£2.3 billion Investment in Flood & Coastal Erosion for 2015-2021

£2.3 billion Investment in Flood & Coastal Erosion for 2015-2021

The development of coastal defence throughout the UK is crucial in order to protect local communities from damages, which occur from torrential weather. Between now and March 2021, the government is set to invest £2.3 billion in more than 1,500 projects across the UK. The programme of work this generous funding will be supporting will reduce flood risk for more than 300,000 households by 2021. Households at risk will begin to benefit from improved forecasting, mapping, telemetry and flood warnings to help prevent further damage at an earlier stage. This will also create more work and potential job growth for...
How to Use Fire Extinguishers

How to Use Fire Extinguishers

When purchasing fire extinguishers for an office, home or other environment it is useful to know a little about fire hazards and safety so that you buy the appropriate product. There are many different kinds of fire extinguishers with different capacities and contents that have been designed to combat different fires, for example an electrical fire and an oil fire have different flammable combustibles and these will behave differently. Each will spread differently in varying environments and you would necessarily use the same methods to stop them. In the UK we categorise fires into five types. Fires that involve...
Fire Extinguishers – Using Them Safely

Fire Extinguishers – Using Them Safely

Fire safety is extremely important and that is why it is mandatory that every work place has a fire extinguisher and why every home should have one too but how many people would really know how to use them in the case of a fire? Health & safety has been so important in law to prevent accidents but most people simply tune it out as common sense or obvious. In the case of fire extinguishers you need to know how to use them under pressure i.e. when there is a fire hazard happening right in front of you but...